Mrs. Dumaresq was a care partner. She will share her experiences and will give suggestions for health and social care providers to better support care partners.
Members of the New Brunswick Forward with Dementia team recently participated in an event co-hosted by The Canadian Frailty Network and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation.
Learn strategies for communicating with persons living with dementia by watching our webinar in collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick.
Karen believes in doing things differently for those diagnosed at an earlier age, like her mother. In many cases, people who are diagnosed with early onset dementia, remain very active, vibrant and healthy.
George and Joan became involved with the Alzheimer Society in their community shortly after Joan’s diagnosis. When George found out about the Forward with Dementia project, he was thrilled!
A diagnosis can be traumatic, but the journey can still hold a lot of beauty. Learning to be open about a dementia diagnosis with those around you may help. Read Catherine’s story about her and her mother’s experience here.
Although it was not easy, I’m grateful I had that time with my Mom when she probably needed me most.
Rosa was pleased that despite Arnaldo’s dementia diagnosis, they were still able to go on their trip.
Sarah gives Phil the confidence to do things on his own.
The dementia diagnosis was a shock to them both. Maeve and Kerrie talked at length about their future and the best way forward.
It’s hard to hear anything after the diagnosis, so my advice is to ask your doctor for written information. That way you can look at it and digest it after you get over the shock.
It was important to talk to her friends and acquaintances, explain the changes in behaviour, and ask them to continue to be her friends.
So often our pets help us to cope better. They are great company, their love is unconditional, and they have a sense of when to be relaxed.